Luau - Grand Hyatt

4.4
204 reviews
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$50 and over
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Hawaiian
Return to the days of ancient Hawaii. Where stories and music passed down from kupuna (elders) are shared with you, our honored guests.

The most significant style of celebration in ancient Hawaii was the luau, held to honor kings, gods and guests. The Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau welcomes you to join us for this time-honored event. The feast is sure to satisfy and the entertainment will keep you enchanted as you learn the traditional dance of the many locales of Polynesia. We invite you to experience the beauty, romance and adventure. It is an evening that you will always remember.
The blowing of the conch shell begins the evening as the soothing sounds of a Contemporary Hawaiian trio lilt through the air. The royal spread includes cuisine from the melting pot of cultures making up Hawaii. After dinner prepare to be enchanted by the historic yet exotic dances of Polynesia, from the islands of Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand, to our own Hawaii
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Hawaiian
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Hours of operation
Luau Dinner: Sun, Weds 5:30pm-8:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 742-1234
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Smith
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Cross street
Koloa Rd
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Parking details
Valet or hotel parking available
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Entertainment
Exotic dances of Polynesia, from the islands of Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand, to our own Hawaii
Additional
Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine
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JA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fabulous luau, loved the host and dancers. Beautiful setting. Not crowded, fun

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SH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and entertainment was wonderful. Due to the potential for bad weather, the luau was held inside so we were basically in a hotel banquet room. While I completely understand concerns about the weather, it's not quite the same feel as it would have been outside. We definitely enjoyed the music, dancers, and the food, but you should be aware of the possibility that it will be indoors.

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KH
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The luau was held indoors due to showers. The food was tasty and varied and the service was efficient and attentive. We enjoyed the show. The mc and performers were talented and appeared committed to teaching others about their culture and the culture of other Polynesian islands! Fun evening!

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HL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the luau! Ciara was exceptional as were the luau dancers. So glad we went.

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Boise
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Great food great show. Wonderful evening!

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j
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately, the luau was moved inside during our visit so we were in a hotel banquet room, which somewhat detracts from the vibe. Performance was still beautiful, but would have been better if it was outside.. when we were inside, for a couple of 30 year olds, we felt like it was kind of a cheesy show. Also, we were at long banquet tables with a bunch of people there for a conference, so also wasn't what we were expecting.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

On days when the luau is held inside I would recommend that open table guests reschedule. It is underwhelming inside, and lacks the thing that makes it special.

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Learned a few things about both the Hawaiian people and some of the many forms of Hula. Was stunned by the fire master.

The food was spectacular!

Music was beautiful as were the voices of the singers and host

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Canceled without notice. Found out 40 minutes before when we asked where we should go. Hyatt gave us a bottle of Champagne and expedia got us into a different Luau the next night. Got all sorts of reminders during the day from open table but never told it was canceled by open table
Disappointed in open table as the Hyatt stated open table should have let us know as I booked this Luau a year before, they knew about the cancellation way in advance, and the Hyatt stated they had notified open table. Be careful as open table if where the Hyatt site directs you to make reservations for their Luau.

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SK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to three luaus and hands down this was the best one! The food was amazing and the entertainment was excellent! I might come to this luau again. I highly recommend this!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Getting in to pay was a horrible experience. We were in line so long that the show began while we were still standing in line. Disappointed that the show had to be done inside. The food was amazing. Loved the show, especially the fire dancer.

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Long lines poor service. Don’t waste your money. Sat in line a hour waiting to get in

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J
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Luau was fantastic! I have never been before, and really enjoyed the whole experience. My only expectation was to enjoy a fun night and see what the grand Hyatt had in store. We were not disappointed, the host was welcoming and fun, the stories are told well, and the dancers were superb. All around the food was tasty and made for an enjoyable dining experience I would highly recommend.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I googled the best Luaus in Kauai and went with the Hyatt! My fiancé and I are really outdoorsy and adventurous so we did feel a little out of place. The Hyatt really tries to be accommodating to the well off families and couples, which they really had great customer service and the food they had was AMAZING! That was definitely our favorite part. The show was a little long but I believe the Hyatt tries their best to make sure you got your money’s worth. The free Mai Tias were a bonus too. Lots of dessert options. The spokesperson was fun to carry the show as well. TIP: If you get there and reserve a spot online, make sure you get there a little early because before you can stand in line you have to wait in a different line to actually get your ticket and pay. But not to worry, there really isn’t a bad spot for the show. All in all, we’re glad we did it built probably won’t do it again just because it was just a little too high end for us. Would go back for the food. But great for those pampered couples and families, can’t really expect anything different though because that is what the Hyatt is aiming for so there really is nothing wrong without that. Just different tastes :)

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Luau at Grand Hyatt with authentic food and artistic performance (music, show acts and culture). Setting was beautiful and the event was overall a great experience. The high price brings down value for money a bit though.

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CB
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome great time, wait staff and dancers wonderful

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KA
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first Lua’u and overall it was quite good. A little bit pricey for what you get but the service was great and you really can’t be the backdrop of the ocean.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a nice time just food was a bit disappointing if you don't eat poi & seafood. Also was very expensive. Nice show though!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful luau

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h
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I’m going to be honest, this luau was very disappointing. I’ve gone twice before in other islands and my experience was that there was 75% traditional Hawaiian food and 25% basic food for kids. This was not the case for this luau. The food variety was limited and absolutely no concessions for the discerning palate of kids. My son ate nothing (seriously, empty plate) and even the desserts couldn’t entice him. Quite frankly, they were horrid. To pay $80 for him to have a glass of Sprite was frustrating. The show was decent, not outstanding, but the performers were engaging and friendly. Still, this did not justify the $380 bill for the 2 hour event.

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KG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

It was very disappointing. I've been to other luaus and it was not energetic and wasn't well done. Lighting was terrible, music was quiet, very uninspired and not worth the money at all.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The luau staff were not very friendly. I tried to ask them which seats were available, not realizing that all the seats had been pushed to lean toward the tables. I thought those were all reserved. Anyway, she pretty much acted annoyed with me and ignored me. We found seats, but felt like we could have received better service. Our server was nice, but ignored the party sitting next to us - a lovely single mom and her son. Eventually, we caught his attention, but only after several attemps. The food and entertainment were amazing, just need a little work on the attentiveness of the staff if folks are paying $100 plus

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BT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and the food was wonderful. The show was amazing ! Our server Jeremy was fantastic !

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High school graduation celebration

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SC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I'd write a book about this absolutely spectacular event but if rather sit here in awe of our experience. This is a must attend event. Fantastic job done by the announcer, performers, chefs and event staff.

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JC
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing location and show. The food and drinks were excellent. Highly recommend as a must do while visiting Kauai.

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The event was a disorganized mess. Strongly recommend avoiding unless you want to pay a lot of money for an evening of total frustration. Food was well done, but couldn't compensate for all of the confusion just trying to get in and find seating.

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GH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. The food, ambience, workers were very friendly. The show was outstanding and the MC was great! Overall we had a wonderful time as a family.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting overlooking the ocean. Great food, drinks, and show. The host was very entertaining. All around first class luau - highly recommend!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic location. Had a great time

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KC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fun time! Interesting dance with story telling. We had a really good time at the outdoor Luau. The fire finale was awesome! Very friendly service. Buffet is mostly traditional and food quality is fare.

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CW
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Started out great! Got 2 available seats 2 hrs prior to show. Beautiful grounds and location. Overall pretty good until it rained. We got 5 min. Into the show and it was raining lightly and the sky looked dark. All of a sudden the announcer came on to apologize and cancelled the rest of the show! I left and little did I know they returned 50% of my ticket (I didn’t find out until 2 hrs after the show and after I was let down with disappointment) make sure if you go to go on a day when no rain is in the forecast!

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first luau and it was an exceptional experience. We would recommend it to everyone visiting Kauai

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve seen this luau in both outside and now inside locations. Inside was still done nicely and exactly the same. Though obviously outside ambiance is best.

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing Luau! The food was excellent! The scenery was beautiful! Having been to others on the island, this one was very good in comparison!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

We booked this Luau because it was the only one on the island set outside. Despite the good weather it was moved inside. It was difficult to hear and the ambiance was mediocre at best. The food was decent, which was just about the only good thing. I would not recommend to a friend.

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Unfortunately the weather was questionable so they moved the luau indoors. From where we sat we only saw the heads of the performers. Indoors and no view makes for a "meh" towards awful experience. They should have a taller indoor stage for ALL to see. The food was okay, nothing exciting. The real unfortunate part was the weather ended up okay.

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MM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing and the entertainment was lovely however was it worth $112? No. If it were priced lower, that would've been the icing on the cake but I still enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone!

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great. Food was amazing. Loved the steak. Definitely a memory me and my wife will not soon forget

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Picture wedding reception and Vegas show. Not what we expected and 225.00 for two people.we left early.

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